1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Rhynchosia Lour.
      1. Rhynchosia stipata Meikle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill and B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Climber; stems slender, densely covered with pale spreading ferruginous hairs.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 3, 2–3 × 2–3.5 cm, broadly ovate to almost round, obtuse but mucronulate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, pubescent, venation reticulate beneath; petiole 1–3 cm long with similar indumentum to stem; rhachis 5–15 mm long; stipules 2–4 × 1 mm, narrowly triangular, hairy outside, nervose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary with flowers congested at the apex; peduncles 2–3(4) cm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracts 5–6 × 2 mm, ovate-lanceolate, cuspidate-acuminate.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely ferruginous-pilose; tube 3 mm long; lobes 4–6 mm long, narrowly triangular-subulate, the lowest the longest.
    Corolla
    Standard yellow with dark red or purple striations, 10–13 × 6–8 cm, obovate, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Young fruits densely silky hairy but adult pods and seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Rhynchosia stipata Meikle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 2001 Wild, H. [4574], Zimbabwe K000070758 holotype
    Oct 26, 2001 Wild, H. [2892], Mozambique K000070760
    Oct 26, 2001 Grosvenor, R.K. [172], Zimbabwe K000070761
    Oct 26, 2001 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1465], Zimbabwe K000070759

    First published in Kirkia 4: 141 (1964)

    Accepted by

    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mackinder, B., Pasquet, R., Polhill, R. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 3(5): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Wild, H. (1964). Kirkia 4:125-57. Endemic spp. of the Chimanimani Mts....

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0